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Apr 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
find out the hard way. here's diana avillar. >> reporter: toyota's delay in reporting mechanism problems already cost the cost $64 million, the largest fine ever for an automaker, maximum under american law. >> it's gone on record saying they wish they could fine toyota more. >> reporter: according to a letter from the national transportation safety board, a second fine may be assessed. based on documents that show toyota knew of two separate defects related to acceleration. in all, ntsa said they would have levied a fine of nearly $14 billion had it been allowed. experts say the tough talk from washington is a sign that lax standards will not be tolerated. >> toyota once was considered an invincible brand. clearly have take an fall here. i think a lot of other automakers are going to pay a lot more attention to any issues that come up. any customers reporting problems. >> reporter: however, the fallout from this safety crisis may not be as bad as once thought. march sales were much better than expected. a result analysts credit to aggressive price slashing and incentives. toyot
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the oklahoma city bombing. >>> the latest now. toyota says it will recall the 2010 lexus gs 460 toaddresss a problem with the suv rolling over. recall affects 6,000 vehicles sold since the suv went on sale in late december. consumer reports issued a don't buy warning last week on the vehicle saying that it susceptible to roll i don't haves. toyota responded by halting sales of the vehicle and conducting tests on all suvs. >>> toyota will pay a record fine to federal regulators. it is the latest trouble for the automaker as it struggles to put safety problems in the rear-view mirror. the safety crisis cost can car maker millions in revenue. now it will pay more in a levy assigned by the national highway transportation association. they will pay $16 million. maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. documents show the company knew of concerns involving unintended acceleration and sticky gas pedals. the company recalled six million vehicles in all. sales are still strong. the company's once sterling reputation for safety has been tainted. >> toyota once was considered an invincible brand. other
ABC
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> a new safety warning about another toyota model. consumer reports magazine is urging you not to buy the new lexus gx460. it says it's test uncovered a roll over problem while making turns. calling toyota the fix the problem fast. toyota has not commented on the warning. this another set back for the company. toyota had to recall 8 million vehicles worldwide for accelerator problems. >>> is the recession over? the committee which determines the official start and end date for u.s. recessions met last week but says it ca k not determine the official ped end date. it confirmed december 2007 was when the recession began. most economic indicators have improved recently including the dow which closed above 11,000 for the first time in 18 months yesterday. even if there is no official determination of an end date, most economists agree that the recession is likely over. baltimore will receive federal disaster funds for the december snowstorm, remember the one that dumped 20 inches of snow in the city. baltimore wasn't included in president barack obama's initial disaster, because the city
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
street. on friday, reverend borders funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. >>> toyota dealers already dealing with several recalls now have got another problem to fix. toyota is recalling nearly 10,000 lexus gs460s. this is the sixth recall since november. abc 2 news don harrison has more on the impact on dealers right here in maryland. >> reporter: just as toyota agreed to pay a record $16 million fine, toyota announced it will recall 94 00 lex -- 9400 lexus vehicles. they need to change a computer glitch. >> no question they've had a number of things happen all at once. >> reporter: peter kits miller is the president of the maryland automobile dealers association and understands the difficulties that dealers are under. >> we're sort of the front line people. we're the ones to take care of the problem, so the dealers have been working, you know, closely with toyota to tell them, look, we have to take care of these customers. i think they've got a process in place now to do that. >> reporter: peter says it should take an hour to make the adjustments. some consumers still aren't convinced they
ABC
Apr 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to distribution of child pornography. >>> in tonight's consumer awe letter, toyota says it will now check all of its suvs for problems similar to the rollover risk uncovered by consumer reports and lexus gs 460. toyota suspended north american sales on tuesday. on wednesday expanded the suspension world-wide. toyota does not plan to sus eastbound the sales of the -- suspend the sales of the other vehicles. >>> ericson retirement communities has come out of bankruptcy. the chain of campus-style senior living facilities is being sold to redwood capital investments. the sale is expected to close by the end of the month. erickson runs 20 retirement communities of 23,000 residents in 11 states. >>> boarded up homes, overgrown yards trashed. these are the things you'll see in the city but not for long. neighbors are fighting the blight. how many homes will be left standing when this is removed. >>> valentine's day was two months ago. this is the weekend to fall in love all over again in annapolis. we'll take you to the new temporary lover's lane. >>> plus, a maryland family is a family. thanks to
ABC
Apr 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
offered by toyota. toyota offered unprecedented incentives last month to lure customers following all the recent recalls and safety issues. toyota u.s. sales jumped 41% selling 1600 fewer cars than general motors. the closest it has ever come to surpassing gm's monthly sales. >>> u.s. homeland security secretary says she's considering a plea from the folks on rhode island who want aid. she got a personal tour of the area. many of the worse-hit areas are still under water. rhode island's governor is asking the federal government to help the state pay for response costs and fix roads, bridges and sewer the systems. >>> there is not much we can add to the beautiful weather we have had. how warm? depends on where you were. if you were closer to the atlantic not as warm today. still above average everyone. 73 bwi marshall so far today. that courtesy of a light southeast wind coming off the cool waters of the chesapeake. you can see norfolk was 70. charleston, west virginia in the 90s. again we are getting a cooling influence off the chesapeake in baltimore. few thin clouds out of the west.
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for toyota. the automaker is temporarily putting the brakes on sales of the new lexus gx 460. this move comes after consumer reports magazine added the vehicle to its do not buy list. the property uncovered a rollover problem when drivers made turns in the suv. the company recently had to recall eight million vehicles worldwide for accelerator problems. >>> a new report by the u.s. department of agriculture may have you thinking twice about what's for dinner. the report finds government agencies are not doing enough to monitor the level of drugs, pesticides and heavy metals in beef. report says in 2008 a shipment of american beef was turned away by mexico because it contained too much copper. that same rejected meat could have been sold in trust. why? because america has no limit on copper levels in beef. as a result the report says meat containing traces of the substances can reach the food supply. advocates say that is is a problem. >> over time as they accumulate in the body they can affect organs and cause organ failure. some of the residents could be carcinogen i can. >> u.s.d.a. s
ABC
Apr 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
that comes after point all coming up. rosy. >>> a consumer alert tonight and again it's toyota who is making headlines and not in a good way. the company is recalling about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle. it's with the suv's stability control. no reports of injuries or accidents caused by this. >>> and black and decker laid off 37 employees at three baltimore area locations today. the layoffs are part of the company's previously announced plan to shed about 10% of its workforce in the wake of its merger with stanley works. the people laid off include some of the 250 workers at black and decker's former headquarters in towson whose jobs will eventually be eliminated. >>> people in baltimore county are tossing things in the recycling bin instead of the trashcans. the number has jumped 33% since the recycling program started off three weeks ago. people living in the county have made great progress but there's still more work to be done. >> the reason that we have this back drop here today is that you can still see there's progress to be
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